Red Cross Protests And Activism
There have been a variety of protests at UVM addressing the Red Cross ban on gay men donating blood. One specific protest, spearheaded by Evan Litwin, class of 2005, resulted in a thorough investigation of the Red Cross's adherence to the University's commitment to nondiscrimination and diversity.
Below are several of the documents pertaining to this investigation.
These documents thoroughly outlines the findings of the investigation and the response of the administration and student government.
July 18, 2005:
September 9, 2005:
January 17, 2006:
As a result of this investigation, blood drives have been banned from being held in residence halls on campus.